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  • OrchestrationMUSI90196

    Offered:Semester 1

    This subject covers knowledge of the ranges and characteristics of orchestral and band instruments and techniques for notation and combination of diverse instruments. The subject will involve practical performance of the assignments directed by students. There will be a short-answer test, coverin...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours24 hours, comprising one 2-hour lecture / tutorial per week
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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  • Music Therapy Skills 3MUSI90203

    Offered:Semester 1

    This subject will develop skills in receptive methods of music therapy. Lectures will address the use of recorded songs and instrumental music for work with child and adult clients. Skills will be developed in the selection of appropriate music as well as the ability to process verbal responses w...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursOne 3-hour practical class per week.
      Teaching period20 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date 3 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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  • The Ethnography of MusicMUSI30053

    Offered:Semester 1

    This subject is designed for students considering undertaking honours or graduate research based on musical ethnography. You will be introduced to some historical and contemporary models of ethnographic representation and writing, fieldwork methods, and ethical issues in musical ethnography. Your...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours24 hours, comprising one 2 hour seminar per week
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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  • Acting for Singers 1MUSI30159

    Offered:Semester 1

    Acting for Singers introduces students to the fundamental principles of acting and script/libretto dramatic analysis. It prepares singers interested in performing in opera, musicals and recital situations for a career on the stage. No previous acting experience is required.

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours24 hours, comprising one 2-hour rehearsal per week
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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  • Acting for Singers 2MUSI30160

    Offered:Semester 2

    Acting for Singers introduces students to the fundamental principles of acting and script/libretto dramatic analysis. It prepares singers interested in performing in opera, musicals and recital situations for a career on the stage. No previous acting experience is required.

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours24 hours, comprising one 2-hour rehearsal per week
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Brass Ensemble 2MUSI30168

    Offered:Semester 2

    The Brass Ensemble offers brass players the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a large brass ensemble setting. The ensemble includes all brass instruments and a wide variety of repertoire and diverse musical styles is performed, including both transcriptions and original compositions for brass.

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours24 hours, comprising one 2-hour rehearsal per week
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • ConcertoMUSI40060

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2

    Students will develop a thorough technical background to cope with all stylistic demands; establish a sizeable concert repertory covering all styles. The subject includes advanced study of the established concerto repertory and all related aspects of music performance. The study should include a ...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursAs below
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursAs below
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Honours Ensemble 1MUSI40063

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2

    Students participate in staff-supervised ensembles as approved by the Director. Unless otherwise directed, string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists are required to perform in two Orchestra concerts scheduled each semester. A composition student may also participate in an ensemble,...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursAs directed, attendance at rehearsals leading to up to two concerts across the semester.
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursAs directed, attendance at rehearsals leading to up to two concerts across the semester.
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Musics of the WorldMUSI40076

    Offered:Semester 2

    The subject provides an introduction to understanding and learning about music in the non western world. It introduces some specific music cultures - for example, from North and Southeast Asia, India, Eastern Europe, West Africa and Indigenous Australia – in their traditional and contemporary con...

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours30 hours, comprising one 90-minute lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Advanced Aural StudiesMUSI30255

    Offered:Semester 2

    Building in complexity from the foundation of Aural 2, a program to continue the development of musicianship through Solfège, linking theoretical concepts, reading and writing of musical notation with aural development through a range of activities in tutorial and lecture/workshop settings.

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours24 hours
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • GradDip Composition 1MUSI40012

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2

    There will be two major projects (one in each semester) related to the individual needs of the student, covering areas of compositional philosophy and technique, including electronic and computer music, aural training and directed listening.

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursAt least 2 hours per week of studio work, tutorials; 2-hour composition seminar per week
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursAt least 2 hours per week of studio work, tutorials; 2-hour composition seminar per week
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Practical Study 2MUSI40017

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2

    Students will further develop instrumental, vocal or conducting technique and repertoire to a level appropriate to a fourth year of study and a sophisticated awareness of the stylistic and interpretative characteristics of the repertory studies.

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursA 45-minute individual lesson each week; instrument class as arranged; regular concert practice class
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursA 45-minute individual lesson each week; instrument class as arranged; regular concert practice class
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Historical Performance PracticeMUSI40032

    Offered:Semester 2

    Advanced academic study of the resources, instruments, techniques and stylistic conventions relevant to the performance of music of the 18th and 19th centuries. Sometimes referred to as performance practice, period performance, or "authentic" performance, "historically informed performance" (HIP)...

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours24 hours, comprising one 2-hour seminar per week
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Professional Practice 2MUSI90153

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2

    Professional Practice 2 is a 10-day (or equivalent) work experience subject for students to continue observations and gain further experience of music performance teaching. Where possible students will be placed in a contrasting setting to Professional Practice 1. These settings may include priva...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours60 hours of placement, including observations and mentored teaching, and two 3-hour workshops.
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours60 hours of placement, including observations and mentored teaching, and two 3-hour workshops.
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Contextual Studies 6MUSI30224

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2

    Contextual Studies 6 is structured as a Contemporary Music Research Seminar and provides an opportunity for participants to present a research paper in a seminar environment. Presentations will comprise a research paper on a Contemporary Music topic discussed and approved by the lecturer in charg...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
      Contact hours24 hours
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
      Contact hours24 hours
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Individual Performance Studies 6MUSI30228

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2

    This subject examines the skills individual performers require in the development of a range of repertoire and technical studies appropriate to the specialist area, which lead to individual presentations in formal recital environments. The subject includes individual lessons with expert practitio...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
      Contact hours37 hrs per Semester (10hrs Individual tutorials/18hrs Improvisation Materials tutorials/9hrs Concert Class)
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
      Contact hours37 hrs per Semester (10hrs Individual tutorials/18hrs Improvisation Materials tutorials/9hrs Concert Class)
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • ConductingMUSI40036

    Offered:Semester 1

    The subject introduces basic conducting skills including baton and hand technique, rehearsal methods, score reading and preparation, and emphasises the need for awareness of potential ensemble issues. Students will learn the fundamentals of the technical aspects of conducting through active parti...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours24 hours, comprising one 2-hour seminar per week
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
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  • Orchestral Ensembles 4MUSI20094

    Offered:Semester 2

    The Orchestral Ensembles (including large instrumental bands and orchestras) play an important role in the educational and performance activities of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Students participating in Orchestral Ensembles gain invaluable experience through rehearsing and performing a...

    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursBetween one and three 2-hour rehearsals weekly during semester and intensive rehearsal periods prior to concerts.
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • Shakuhachi 1MUSI20104

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2

    Students will receive tuition in the traditional Japanese pedagogical style for shakuhachi (bamboo flute). Classes will cover the history and construction of the shakuhachi; breathing, blowing and fingering techniques and the different notation systems. The repertoire studied includes folk songs,...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours24 hours, comprising one 2-hour group tuition class per week
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hours24 hours, comprising one 2-hour group tuition class per week
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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  • MCM Chinese Music Ensemble 1MUSI20108

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2

    Students will rehearse repertoire that includes traditional, folk, and contemporary Chinese music, as well as a new element, improvisation. The group will mainly be based on the silk-bamboo ensemble in China, with the following instruments: dizi, sheng, yangqin, erhu, zhonghu, zhongruan, daruan, ...

    • Semester 1
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursOne 2-hour rehearsal per week during the semester and participation in rehearsals and performances as directed.
      Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
      Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
      Census date31 March 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
      Assessment period ends23 June 2017
    • Semester 2
      Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
      Contact hoursOne 2-hour rehearsal per week during the semester and participation in rehearsals and performances as directed.
      Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
      Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
      Census date31 August 2017
      Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
      Assessment period ends17 November 2017
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